Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL who became known as the deadliest U.S. sniper, was one of two men murdered on Saturday afternoon at a gun range in Erath County. Police have a suspect in custody.
Three sources confirmed to News 8 that Kyle — who served in every major battle during Operation Iraqi Freedom — was shot dead at a gun range at Rough Creek Lodge, 53 miles southwest of Fort Worth.
The second victim was identified early Sunday morning as 35-year-old Chad Littlefield of Midlothian.
Eddie Routh, 25, is in custody in connection with the shootings.
Investigators said Routh, a former Marine who is said to suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome, is believed to have turned his weapon on Kyle and the second victim, killing them both at point-blank range about 3:30 p.m.
An alert was issued for Routh, who was later captured after a short pursuit in Lancaster, south of Dallas.